Description:  The Sequence Settings dialog can be opened from the Tools menu under Options.  These options relate to global sequence settings.


 


Default Sequence Settings:

  • Number of events for new sequences: Sets the initial number of events that new sequences will be created with.  The default is 5.  Additional events can be added or deleted at a sequence level.
  • Delay Options:
    • Delay First: Sets a delay in seconds before the first frame is taken after "Run Sequence" is pressed.
    • Delay between: Sets a delay in seconds between each frame.
  • Sequence order: These options change how events are ran when the sequence is running.
    • Rotate through events: This will run one frame from each event and then move onto the next event.
    • Finish entire events first: This will complete all of the frames in an event before moving onto the next event.  This is generally the recommended method.  
  • Sequence recovery: 
    • On failure, attempt to move to the next target: When a sequence fails, attempt to proceed to the next target.  Note that is you have sequence recovery enabled, the sequence will not fail until that time period has elapsed and no recovery made.
    • Restart sequence when conditions are safe: If you have a "Safety Monitor" available and set up to issue an UNSAFE command for certain conditions, SGPro will automatically terminate the sequence and safely shut down all gear.  When this option is enabled, after protecting gear, SGPro will restart the sequence and wait for safe conditions.  When detected, SGPro will restart (recover) the sequence.
    • Show option to skip end of sequence options on UNSAFE: This option will allow you to turn sequence recovery on or off.  Additionally, you can define how often and for how long the sequence will try to recover.  This is great for people that are imaging with intermittent clouds and will allow the sequence to continue if the weather turns cloudy for a few minutes.  More on sequence recovery can be found here.
    • Attempt to automatically recover the sequence: On failure, attempt to move to the next target: This option will allow you to turn sequence recovery on or off.  Additionally, you can define how often and for how long the sequence will try to recover.  This is great for people that are imaging with intermittent clouds and will allow the sequence to continue if the weather turns cloudy for a few minutes.  More on sequence recovery can be found here.
    • Capture calibration frames even if the sequence fails to complete:  Use this option to force the capture of flats, darks and bias frames even if capture of "light" images fails due to weather or other reasons.  Checking this option will cause all end of sequence options to run (except camera warm up) and will then proceed to capture calibration frames.  This means that, if you have it checked, the mount will park (possibly point to a flats light panel).  When calibration frames are complete, camera warm-up will start (assuming you have that option selected).
  • Sequence sound options:  Allows a sound file to be played to get your attention when the sequence completes or when it needs your attention.
    • Completed: Sound that will be played when all events in the sequence have been completed.
    • Attention: Sound that will be played when Sequence Generator Pro needs you attention, such as manual focus and pause events.
  • Notification and Popup Filters: There are five broad classifications of notifications in SGPro. Checking a classification will show notifications of that type in the Notification Center:
    • Information: Status updates (generally things that show in the main status bar)
    • Image Complete Messages: Get a notification tile when a "light" image is complete.  At any time during the sequence, you can open the notification center and click it to open the image.
    • Alerts (the sequence will not continue until you do something)
    • Warnings (something may be wrong, but the sequence is still running)
    • Errors (something is wrong and the sequence has stopped prematurely)
  • Clear the sequence suffix dropdown list:  If you use the suffix field in the event table for purposes of file naming, this will clear all old entries you have used in the past.